What’s In The IT Nerd’s Bag When He Travels? The 2017 Edition.

Since I came out with this look and this look at what gear I travel with, I have made some significant changes to what I carry on the road. Thus I felt that while I was traveling in India, I do an update on what’s in my laptop bag when I travel.


The majority of my gear is stored in a ProCase Universal Electronics Accessories Bag that I got from Amazon. It is thin and organizes the gear that’s in it via two dual sided compartments.


In this part of the case from left to right, I have VGA to Display Port, DVI to Display Port, and an Ethernet to Thunderbolt adapter for my MacBook Pro. All of these are from Apple. Next is a Nomad Universal Cable that has Mini USB, USB-C, and Lightning connectors on it. Besides that is a Thunderbolt cable.


In another compartment, I have a Microsoft travel mouse. I also have several USB drives. One has macOS High Sierra and another has Diskwarrior… Not that the latter works with High Serra. There’s also a 16GB USB drive that’s blank in case I need it. Finally, theres a SD card reader in case I need it.


From the left starting at the top, I have a EZOPower 6 Foot Braided Sleeve Mini USB cable. Below that is a flat Ethernet cable. And below that is a Native Union Lightning cable. To the right is a Kensington USB hub and below it are two USB to USB-C adapters.


From the left starting with the top, I have a charge cable for my Apple Watch, and I have this Orico drive enclosure that has a Samsung 850 EVO SSD in it. To the right is my  Olixar Travel Adapter With 4 USB Ports with associated adapters which charges my iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, or any other device that can be charged with a USB port.


This is the full Apple World Travel Adapter Kit which allows me to plug my MacBook Pro in to power it anywhere in the world.


The Apple World Travel Adapter Kit along with the Olixar Travel Adapter With 4 USB Ports fits inside this Herschel Supply Company Bag.



Speaking of the laptop bag, it’s a Tucano Figura Medium. It’s old, as in a decade old. But it’s so durable you could never tell and it’s never failed me. Though if I had to replace it I’d have problem as the company no longer sells this model. It provides a good amount of protection as well as easily accessible pockets for things like airline tickets and other documents. Not to mention the ability to hold my MacBook Pro related items. Plus I can slide the case through the handle of my carry on bag so that I have nothing on my shoulder. It’s also easy to pull out the notebook at TSA checkpoints. Given how much I travel, all of that is important to me.


Finally, this MacBook Pro with Retina Display is in my laptop bag as it has always been a reliable traveller as it has proven to be rugged and durable.

As you can see, I travel with a fair amount of stuff. But trust me, it doesn’t take up a lot of space nor does it add that much weight. And it’s all come in handy at one time or another. Hopefully, I’ve helped someone travel smarter, but if you have a tip or a suggestion, feel free to leave me a comment below.

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